06-OCT-2017: AMU poets come together for '100 Thousand Poets for Change' event
Aligarh, October 6: Budding poets from the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) came together to recite for change in English, Hindi, Urdu, Kashmiri, Assamese, Punjabi, Marathi, Bengali and other languages as a part of the '100 Thousand Poets for Change' to express their ideas for peace, prosperity and progress at the Strachey Hall.
The poetry reading session organised by the University Debating and Literary Club (UDLC) and Cultural Education Centre (CEC) in collaboration with the Global Poetry Forum was one of the 700 such events organized in 600 cities in 95 different countries.
A special highlight of the event was the session in which Prof Sami Rafiq and Dr Aysha Munira Rasheed (Department of English) recited translations in Urdu and English of some of the best poems on peace, justice and sustainability. Another attraction was the English translation of AMU Tarana.
Sudhanshu Firdaus (Research Scholar, Jamia Millia Islamia) and Dr Jyothsna Phanija (Assistant Professor, Delhi University) read selective poetry from their collections with simple and deep meanings leaving the audience enthralled. A session in which student poets from diverse linguistic backgrounds recited self-composed poems followed.
Dr Alisha Ibkar (Assistant Professor, Department of English) and Lubna Irfan (Research Scholar, Department of History) worked tirelessly to make the event successful.
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